Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01. Page: 274
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For the better protection of the northern frontier.
SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representati-es
of the republic of Texas, in Congress assembled, That a corps
(of mounted gun men, consisting of six hundred mounted men,
rank and file, shall be raised by voluntary enlistment, for a term
of six months, dating from the time of rendezvous, and officered
in the following manner, viz: one colonel, one lieutenant colonel,
ont major, ten captains, ten first and second lieutenants;
all of whom shall be appointed by the president, by and with
the advice and consent of the senate.
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That each officer and private
shall furnish himself with a substantial horse, well shod all
round, and extra shoeing nails, a good gun, two hundred rounds
of ammunition, and all other necessary equipment, provisions,
&c, except beef.
SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That the officers shall receive
the same pay as is fixed in the corresponding rank in the
ranging service; and the privates twenty-five dollars per month,
and officers and men a bounty of land of six hundred and forty
SEC. 4. Be itfurther enacted, That when spoils are taken
from the enemy, the commanding officer shall have the same
divided equally amongst the officers and men.
SEC. 5. Be it further enacted, That the corps shall be divided
into three divisions, t(e rendezvous at such times and places
as may be directed by the president.
SEC. 6. Be it further enacted, That a quarter master
appointed by the president, shall attend each division, whose
duty it shall be to purchase beef at the expense of the government
for the supply of said troops.
SEC. 7. Be it further enacted, That each six men shall
furnish themselves with a pack-horse.
SEC. 8. Be it further enacted, That, if practicable,
there shall be attatched to each division one company of spies,
composed of Shawnees, Cherokees, Delawares, or of other
friendly Indians, who shall be supplied with provisions, and shall
receive such pay as may be agreed upon between them and the
president, which shall be paid in goods.
SEC. 9. Be it further enacted, That where any officer or
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Front cover, spine, and title page of the first volume of Republic of Texas laws. One of a two-volume set; this volume contains 3 volumes and is the personal copy of Anson Jones; "Jones, Barrington, 1845" scratched on leather cover; Jones' signature throughout
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